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Michael Harding

Research Director

Michael Harding is a Research Director at Blink. He enjoys working with clients to uncover insights into their product’s end to end experiences with a particular focus on hardware UX.

Michael has 13 years of experience in user experience research from Microsoft; including five years as a device lead with the Surface device team. During his time at Microsoft, he got to know Blink through partnerships Blink had with various Microsoft teams.Inthe end, he was convinced to change his desk view for the opportunity to work with Blink’s amazing clients from around the world.

Michael is originally from New England (Maine and Mass), where he spent his former life racing sailboats and playing on the coast, but has called Seattle home for 27 years now. He lives in Seattle with his wife and two very active (and demanding) college-aged children. Michael is always open to chatting about skiing, hiking, and cycling in the Northwest, and travel. Michael also likes to play and listen to music.

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